Raw Results – 2/11/19
Raw Results – 2/11/19
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Van Andel Arena
Commentary Team: Michael Cole, Renee Young & Cory Graves
The show opens at the end of Triple H’s entrance, with he and Stephanie McMahon in the ring together.
McMahon says we’re officially on the road to WrestleMania and up next is Elimination Chamber, where we’ll crown Women’s Tag Team Champions and Daniel Bryan will defend the WWE Championship inside the Chamber. They run down the non-chamber matches as well, before seguing into a recap of Becky Lynch refusing medical attention, getting suspended and hitting both Steph and Hunter.
McMahon says Becky did in fact see the doctors over the weekend and is about to tell us what they had to say–
Enter Becky Lynch, mic in hand. She soaks in the atmosphere for a beat as the crowd chants for her and says it’s nice to be here, and it’s nice to see Triple and McMahon looking well, and she promises to hit Steph harder next time. HHH says the whole thing escalated quickly but he wants to put it behind them and he can admit that what he said last week crossed a line and he wants to apologize for all of it.
The truth is, she saw her doctors and WWE doctors talked to her doctors and they agree with them, there’s no tear, no structural damage to the knee and they believe that after a couple weeks of rehab they will 100% medically clear her, so as of right now, the suspension is lifted and her match at WrestleMania is on! McMahon puts it over as one of potentially the greatest matches in WrestleMania history but says it’ll take place if and only if Lynch can do just one little thing.
Becky says she knew there was a catch and Steph says no catch, just she’s a role model to girls and women everywhere and actions have consequences. Helmsley says her suspension is lifted… as long as she apologizes to Steph and to himself and they’ll put everything behind them. Becky asks apologize for what and says she saw the doctors, that’s what they wanted, and Steph tells her not to be stubborn.
Lynch tells her to shut her face and says she doesn’t trust either of them or her old man, and their whole family’s been screwing people over for decades. She won’t calm down, they’re trying to take her opportunity away and nobody’s stealing her opportunity. She’ll fight anybody to get where she wants to, even Vince, but apologize? HELL NO! They’re telling her what to do, well they can take their apology and shove it up their ass!
McMahon gets in Becky’s face and they jaw until Hunter steps in and tells everybody to calm down. He tells Lynch this isn’t the hill she wants to die on and she needs to calm down and think clearly and put her pride behind her. Does she want to fight here or does she want to fight at WrestleMania, to go on and fight for her dreams, to have everything she’s ever fought for, or does she want to throw it away?
If telling her is a problem, then he’s not telling her anything, he’s giving her a choice, but she has to come out here by the end of the night and tell him if she’s gonna fight Ronda Rousey and show the world that she’s The Man or will she choose to throw it all away? The choice is hers.
THE BOSS & HUG CONNECTION VS THE RIOTT SQUAD W/RUBY RIOTT VS THE SAMOAN SLAUGHTERHOUSE:
Riott Squad takes out Sasha on the floor and she’s helped to the back by the medical team, Bayley counters a Superkick into a rollup for a 2 count, Jackknife pin for a 2 count, Squad with a Double Dropkick on Tamina, Logan with a Sliding Knee, Squad with a Wheelbarrow Splash for a 2 count, Tamina with a Smoan Drop, up top, Samoan Splash, but Logan gets the knees up, Bayley with a Running Knee Strike then the Diving Elbow Drop on Liv, but Logan makes the save, Morgan with a Small Package for a near fall, Bayley to Belly, but Tamina with a Superkick, she drags Liv to the corner for the forced tag, Jax finishes Bayley with a Samoan Drop for the win. Bayley & Sasha will be the Raw team to start the Chamber.
WINNERS: THE SAMOAN SLAUGHTERHOUSE
Elias is in the ring to sing us a song.
We cut backstage to Becky and Finn Balor. He says he’s not in her situation but he knows a thing or two about being too proud for your own good, and he doesn’t want her to let her pride get to her. He says it’s better to wait and bide your time, and when the whole world is watching, he’s gonna take Bobby Lashley’s championship. She asks if he thinks she should apologize and he doesn’t say one way or the other, just that he’s seen pride be the downfall of many a man, but he doesn’t want it to be the downfall of The Man.
She thanks him and tells him his abs are awesome to send him on his way.
Elias introduces himself and… we cut to a Seth Rollins video package.
Back in the ring, we try one more time… and this time Elias is cut off by the Lucha House Party making their entrance
Elias is yelling and trying to shoo the Lucha House Party away.
He says he’s the biggest musical act on the planet and he’s been interrupted every single time he comes out here, and what’s worse, his album wasn’t nominated at the Grammys! He wrote a song for himself and he wants to know why they’re out here. Kalisto says unlike him, they love entertaining the WWE Universe and decided they want to walk with Elias tonight.
The Drifter takes his seat to sing his song and launches into his usual spiel before he starts picking. His song is about how he used to write for us but he’s got nothing left to give and Grand Rapids is garbage. He asks LHP what they think and they give it a unanimous thumbs down. Elias reams them out for thinking they can do better, and Lince Dorado responds by dancing, Gran Metalik by singing, and Kalisto says he can play guitar better.
Elias gives him his seat and tells him to show the world. Kalisto plays a simple arpeggio and the Drifter says that was pretty good and asks if he wants to do a duet right now. Kalisto agrees and Elias gets his other guitar… ACOUSTIC EQUALIZER TO THE BACK! Drifter… away!
FINN BALOR VS DREW MCINTYRE:
Lashley clips Balor’s leg, Finn with a Baseball Slide wipes out both Lashley & Rush, Slingblade, Shotgun Dropkick, up top, but Lashley shoves him off to cause a dq
WINNER: FINN BALOR
Lashley and McIntyre put boots to Balor… Kurt Angle makes the save! German suplex for Bob! One for Drew, too! He catches a boot from Rush… and the ankle lock is on! Baron Corbin blasts Angle from behind and puts boots to him!
Braun Strowman makes the save! He throws Lashley and McIntyre into the barricade in turn and sets his sights on Baron! Corbin tries to blast him off the apron and gets caught by a headbutt! Braun shrugs his blows off and gets him up for the powerslam but Drew makes the save and pulls Corbin out of the ring!
BRAUN STROWMAN, KURT ANGLE & FINN BALOR VS BARON CORBIN, DREW MCINTYRE & BOBBY LASHLEY:
Trifecta of German Suplexes, Olympic Slam blocked, Kurt up top with a Missile Dropkick, Olympic Slam for a near fall, Corbin with a Back Elbow for a 2 count, Corbin with The Black Hole Sun on Balor for a near fall, McIntyre wipes out Braun with a Claymore Kick on the floor, Balor avoids The Murder-Death Spear & Lashley hits the post, he wipes out Corbin & McIntyre with a Tope con Hilo, up top, but Rush crotches him, Lashley with a Yokosuka Cutter for the win, but Finn’s foot is on the rope
Chad Patton comes down to tell Cone & Cone orders the match to be re-started
Balor blocks a Yokosuka Cutter & hits a Standing Double Stomp, Braun with Sledgehammer Fists then the Shoulder Block Train on the floor, Angle with a German Suplex on Corbin on the floor, Lashley charges, but Braun with The Running Powerslam, Finn up top & hits The Coup de Grace on Lashley for the win
WINNERS: FINN BALOR, BRAUN STROWMAN & KURT ANGLE
Kevin Owens handcam promo updating the WWE Universe on what he’s up to, and that’s spending the time with his family and enjoying it, but he’s been paying close attention to Raw and SmackDown, but it’s very hard to watch other people do what he does best. But good news, he doesn’t know where he’s coming back, but he knows he’s only got about one more month before he comes back.
Becky Lynch is interviewed backstage but declines comment
NIKKI CROSS VS RUBY RIOTT:
Cross with a rollup for a 2 count, Deadly Nightshade, Ruby with a STO for a 2 count, Cross blocks a STO on the apron & counters with an Inverted DDT, Crossbody off the apron then hammers Ruby in the ring skirt, up top, but Ruby with a Superkick then finishes Cross with The Riott Kick for the win
WINNER: RUBY RIOTT
Seth Rollins makes his entrance.
He talks about how crazy his year has been and how glad he is to have shared it with all of us, and he rode that feeling all the way to winning the Royal Rumble and punching his ticket to WrestleMania. He was on top of the world, and then the bottom dropped out in the form of Brock Lesnar and six F-5s. But he’s got bad news and good news. Bad news first– he took six F-5s and he’s hurt.
Whether that’s acute injury or just built up wear and tear, he doesn’t know, but the pain was like nothing he’d ever felt. But the good news is he took six F-5s and he’s still here. He took six F-5s and he’s still standing, and if he can stand, then he can fight, and if he can fight, he can stomp and if he can stomp? He can beat Brock Lesnar. He had to look family in the eyes and tell them he doesn’t care– if WrestleMania is the last match of his career, the last time he ever steps–
Enter Paul Heyman, introducing himself with his usual spiel. He introduces Brock Lesnar before saying he’s not here tonight. Rollins asks him what else is new, and Paul says he’s here to educate him, see, you think all men are created equal, but do you honestly think Rollins’ DNA matches Lesnar’s? Sure, Seth is one of the best he’s ever seen, but Brock is a beast, a predator, a career-killer.
So if Seth is willing to take this on as the last match of his career, Heyman will call it a suicide mission, and if he walks into WrestleMania to take the title away, he will be the Architect of his own demise. And that’s not a prediction, that’s a spoiler. Rollins says he’s right but what he doesn’t seem to understand is that he doesn’t care. Brock’s held this industry hostage for two years, and he doesn’t care, he’ll be the martyer and sacrifice his body, his heart, he’ll sell his soul to the devil and burn in hell if it means winning the Universal Championship.
And that isn’t a prediction, it’s a spoiler.
Heyman leaves, and Dean Ambrose makes his entrance.
He takes the mic and says he’s only got one thing to say to Seth– Slay the Beast! He leaves the ring and takes a seat at the timekeeper’s area as Rollins leaves
DEAN AMBROSE VS EC3:
EC3 with a Stalling Suplex for a 2 count, Nerve Hold, Dean fights out, EC3 with a Body Slam then the EC3 Elbow, One Percent blocked, Ambrose avoids the charge & EC3 hits the post, Ambrose with a Sidewalk Slam for a near fall, up top, but EC3 crotches him, he looks to go for the kill, but Ambrose catches him with a Small Package for the win
WINNER: DEAN AMBROSE
Backstage, Alexa Bliss encourages Becky Lynch to not apologize, but Lynch sees through her transparent attempt to free up a title match at WrestleMania and says if she apologizes, the only thing she’s selling out is WrestleMania
Raw Tag Team Championship:
BOBBY ROODE & CHAD GABLE VS THE REVIVAL:
Gable with Croyt’s Wrath for a near fall, flash pin for a near fall, Revival with a Stungun for a near fall, Double Team Legdrop, Dash into the cover for a near fall, Dash takes Roode off the apron, Demolition Decapitation for a near fall, Gable with The Chaos Theory, but Dawson makes a blind tag, Double R Spinebuster on Dash for a near fall, Dash with a rollup for a near fall, Dawson with a blind tag, Gorybomb/Bulldog combo for a near fall, Roode & Gable with a Blockbuster/German Suplex combo on Dash, but Dawson makes the save, Gable with a Victory Roll for a near fall, Revival with a Powerbomb/Lariat Combo, but Roode makes the save, Dawson with a DDT on Roode, Gable with a Sunset Flip into a Jackknife cover for anear fall, they drop Roode, Gable goes for a Crossbody, but Revival catches him in mid-air and hit The Shatter Machine to win the Raw Tag Team Titles
WINNERS & NEW RAW TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: THE REVIVAL
(Behold, the king.)
(The king of kings!)
(On your knees, dog.)
Triple H and Stephanie McMahon make their entrance.
Steph says it’s been a long night for all of them and asks if Becky’s going to live her dream or not. She puts the match over again and asks Lynch pointedly if she’s going to throw her moment in history away. Triple gets real close and asks her what she wants, and Becky says she still thinks the two of them want her nowhere near the match. Yes, she doesn’t trust them, and yes she got angry when she thought her opportunity was being taken.
And yes the people were chanting for it so she hit both of them, but yes, if all that’s keeping her from her dream is two little words, then… she’s sorry. She denies Hunter’s handshake and says now that that’s out of the way they have a deal, right? If anybody tries to steal her opportunity they’ll have the fight of their lives, and no one is taking her dream away.
HHH says he wouldn’t have it any other way and congratulates her, and Lynch shakes both their hands. They go to leave and Becky asks if that’s it. Trips says that’s it and Lynch calls Ron-Ron out. The two of them in front of 70,000 people at MetLife Stadium…
Enter Ronda Rousey.
And enter Vincent Kennedy McMahon, hot on her heels. He says before they do anything silly he wants to get something off his chest. That could be one of the greatest main events of all time, but he thinks Becky thinks she’s bigger than WWE and he doesn’t like bad attitudes. She’s not The Man, he’s The Man, and sometimes he has to make tough decisions, so here’s one– Lynch is suspended for 60 days!
That runs out five days after WrestleMania, and he needs someone to take her place, someone that has charisma and charm and knows their lane… CHARLOTTE FLAIR! THE QUEEN IS HERE! Vince tells Ronda that Charlotte’s gonna beat her and introduces her as champion!
(And Vince just became public enemy #1 both behind the scenes & on camera)